Read this first Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. Precautions when using the the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction. These points are normal results of the camcorder manufacturing process and do not affect the •...
About the operation of the camcorder • Before starting to record, test the recording function to make sure the picture and sound are You can operate the camcorder using the V/v/B/ recorded without any problems. b/SET buttons (p. 72). • Compensation for the loss of the content of recordings or the loss of recording opportunities About NTSC (60i)/PAL (50i) models cannot be provided, even if recording or...
Identifying Parts and Controls Body The numbers in ( ) are reference pages. A Hook for shoulder strap B ASSIGN4/LAST SCENE button (p. 57) C Microphone holder D Multi-interface shoe (p. 44, 79) E Power zoom lever (p. 32) F Grip belt attachment G ASSIGN5/FOCUS MAG button (p.
Attaching the microphone (sold separately) This section explains how to connect an external microphone (sold separately). Put the cable in the outer cable holder. 1 Place the microphone A into the microphone holder B. 2 Connect the plug of the microphone to the INPUT1 jack or INPUT2 jack C.
Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued) A Lens (G lens) R CH-2 (INT MIC/EXT/MI SHOE) switch (p. 42) B Lens hood S INPUT2 (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V) switch C Internal microphone (p. 42) D Remote control sensor (p. 91) T IRIS AUTO/MAN button (p. 38) E Recording lamp (p.
Attaching the lens hood Align the marks on the lens hood to those on the camcorder, and turn the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it is locked. z Tip • If you attach or remove a 62 mm (2 1/2 in.) PL filter or MC protector, remove the lens hood.
Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued) A VIDEO OUT jack/AUDIO OUT jack Some tripods may not be designed to (p. 65, 81) attach in the proper direction. B HDMI OUT jack (p. 65) L START/STOP button (p. 28) C Multi/Micro USB jack (p. 91) M POWER/CHG lamp D DC IN jack (p.
Cable clamper Loop clamper b Note Do not use the cable clamper/loop clamper for any purpose other than securing cables (for example, attaching a strap for carrying the camcorder). Continued ,...
Identifying Parts and Controls (Continued) A Focus ring (p. 33) B Zoom ring (p. 32) C Iris ring (p. 38) D Hook for shoulder strap E Viewfinder (p. 24) F Large eyecup (p. 24) G BATT RELEASE button (p. 20) H Battery pack (p.
A LCD screen (p. 24) B MENU button (p. 72) C V/v/B/b/SET buttons (p. 72) D THUMBNAIL button (p. 60) E Memory card slot A/Memory card access lamp (p. 26) F Memory card slot B/Memory card access lamp (p. 26) G i (headphones) jack H REMOTE jack (p.
Commander may shorten, or the Wireless Remote Commander may not function properly. I START/STOP button (p. 28) In this case, replace the battery with a Sony J Power zoom lever CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Screen Indicators Upper right Center Upper left Upper right Indicator Meaning Estimated remaining 0min recording time Recording/playback media Time code 00:00:00:00 (hour:minute:second:frame) Bottom Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning Indicator Meaning Face detection [ON] 100% Remaining battery PEAKING (p. 85) INTELLIGENT AUTO ZEBRA (p.
Screen Indicators (Continued) Indicator Meaning Multi Interface Shoe video light (p. 79) Manual volume adjustment (p. 44) z Tip • Indicators may look different or appear at different positions. Data during recording The recording date, time and condition are recorded automatically on the recording media.
Table of Contents Read this first ...................2 Identifying Parts and Controls ..............4 Body ..................... 4 Wireless Remote Commander ............12 Screen Indicators ...................13 Getting Started Step 1: Checking supplied accessories ..........18 Step 2: Charging the battery pack ............19 Step 3: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and time ..22 Turning on the camcorder ..............
Table of Contents (Continued) Recording sound from an external audio device ....... 43 Recording sound from a Multi Interface Shoe compatible microphone (sold separately) ................. 44 Adjusting the recording level ............. 44 Useful functions ..................45 Selecting suitable settings automatically (auto mode setting) ... 45 Shooting in dimly lit locations (LOW LUX) ..........
Using the Menu Operating the menu ................72 Menu items .....................74 (CAMERA SET) menu ..............77 Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions STEADYSHOT, etc.) (REC/OUT SET) menu ..............80 Recording settings, input and output settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT, etc.) (AUDIO SET) menu ................82 Settings for the audio recording (AVCHD AUDIO FORMAT, etc.) (DISPLAY SET) menu ..............84 Display settings (MARKER/DISPLAY OUTPUT, etc.)
Make sure that you have following items Lens hood (p. 7) supplied with your camcorder. If, for any reason, there is something missing, contact your Sony dealer. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied. • Recording media are sold separately.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack Sony Professional products website: You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” U.S.A. http://pro.sony.com battery pack (L series) with the Canada http://www.sonybiz.ca supplied AC Adaptor. Latin America http://sonypro-latin.com Europe, Middle East, and Africa b Note http://www.pro.sony.eu • You can use a large capacity battery pack, NP- Japan http://www.sonybsc.com...
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued) When charging ends Connect the DC plug to the DC IN The CHG lamp turns off when the battery is jack of the camcorder. fully charged. b Note Even if the CHG lamp is not lit, the battery charger is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket).
Battery pack Full charge time Connect the DC plug to the DC IN NP-F970 (sold 520 minutes jack of the battery charger. separately) On the battery pack Connect the power cord (mains • Always turn the ON/STANDBY switch to lead) to the AC Adaptor and the STANDBY (1) before changing the battery pack.
Step 3: Turning on the camcorder and setting the date and Setting the date and time time Set the date and time when you use your camcorder for the first time. Turning on the camcorder z Tip • If you do not use your camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to ON discharged and the date and time settings may...
Set [SUMMERTIME], [Y] (year), [M] (month), [D] (day), hour and minute, using the V/v/B/b/SET button, then press the button. The clock starts. •Set [SUMMERTIME] to [ON] to move the time forward 1 hour. •You can set any year up to the year 2037. •Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
Step 4: Adjusting the LCD screen and viewfinder Using the LCD screen Adjusting the viewfinder The LCD screen can be rotated in the range Diopter adjustment dial as illustrated below, allowing a person other Move it until the picture becomes clear. than the camera operator to see the image.
Large eyecup (supplied) b Note • Do not remove the eyecup attached to the camcorder.
Step 5: Preparing the recording media Supported memory cards Open the cover, and insert the File format Recording media memory card with the notched edge SD, SDHC, SDXC in the direction as illustrated until it memory card (Class 4 or clicks into place.
Selecting the memory card slot to be used for recording Press the SLOT SEL button to change which slot is selected for recording. You can confirm the selected slot on the screen. SLOT SEL button b Notes • You can only select a slot that already has a memory card inserted.
Recording Recording Handle record button START/STOP button Recording movies Your camcorder records movies on a memory card. The factory setting for recording movies is AVCHD. Do the following steps to record movies. Press the latches on both sides of the lens cap and remove it.
Turn the ON/STANDBY switch to ON (❙). Press the START/STOP button (or the handle record button) to start recording. [STBY] t [REC] The recording lamps light up during recording. To stop the movie recording, press the START/STOP button or the handle record button again.
Recording (Continued) z Tips • When recording with a setting other than DV, the aspect ratio is fixed to 16:9. When recording in DV mode, you can switch the aspect ratio to 4:3 ([ WIDE REC], p. 80). • For details about changing the screen display during recording, see page 63. •...
Recording movies using both the memory card A and B (Simultaneous recording) You can record movies on both of these recording media simultaneously. Press MENU t select (REC/OUT SET) t [REC SET] t [SIMUL/RELAY REC] t [SIMULTANEOUS REC] with the V/v/B/b/SET button. Changing the setting of the START/STOP button and handle record button When using SIMULTANEOUS REC, you can start and stop recording on different memory...
Recording (Continued) z Tips Adjusting the zoom • When focusing, the minimum distance required between the camcorder and the subject is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 1 meter (about 39 3/8 in.) for telephoto. •...
Adjusting the focus You can adjust the focus manually for different recording conditions. During recording or standby, Use this function in the following cases. press the FOCUS AUTO/MAN – To record a subject behind a window covered button B to set the focus to with raindrops.
Adjusting the focus (Continued) Press the ASSIGN5/FOCUS MAG Select (CAMERA SET) t button. [FACE DETECTION] t [ON] with the V/v/B/b/SET button D. The center of the screen is magnified. The setting changes with each press of the When the faces are detected, frames button.
z Tips • You can assign this function to an ASSIGN button (p. 58). • To make it easy to detect faces, record under the following conditions: – Record in a moderately bright place – Do not obscure the face with a hat, mask, sunglasses, etc.
Changing the recording setting Selecting the file format and 1080/60i HQ 1080/50i HQ recording format 1080/60i LP 1080/50i LP You can select the file format in [FILE 1080/30p FX 1080/25p FX FORMAT] and the recording format (bit- 1080/30p FH 1080/25p FH rate, image size, frame rate, and scanning 1080/24p FX –...
Frame rate for 60i models b Note • When you switch from DV mode to another, The frame rate displayed on the LCD screen settings made in DV mode are initialized. differs from the actual frame rate. If a movie file exceeds 2 GB during recording, Frame rate on the LCD the camcorder divides the recording into Actual frame rate...
Adjusting the brightness You can adjust the image brightness by adjusting the iris, gain or shutter speed, or Press the IRIS AUTO/MAN button by adjusting the light volume with the ND C to set the iris to manual. filter switch B. next to the iris value disappears.
Adjusting the gain Adjusting the shutter speed You can use this if you do not want to You can adjust and fix the shutter speed increase the value by AGC (automatic gain manually. You can make a moving subject control). look still or emphasize the movement of a subject by adjusting the shutter speed.
Adjusting the brightness (Continued) the LCD screen is, the faster the shutter Adjusting the volume of light speed is. (ND filter) You can record a subject clearly by using z Tips the ND filter switch B when the recording environment is too bright. •...
Adjusting the color tone Adjusting the white balance Select PRESET, A, or B using the manual lever A. x Setting the A/B value Select A or B for recording with the white balance setting stored in memory A or B. x To use the PRESET value of white balance (CAMERA SET) t [WB...
Audio setup Adjusting the color tone (Continued) 2 Press the WHT BAL button B to The jacks, switches and dials shown below highlight the white balance value. allow you to set the sound that is recorded. See page 5 for details about connecting a 3 Select A ( A) or B ( B) using the...
Audio level controls Recording sound from an E: AUTO/MAN (CH-1) switch external audio device I: AUTO/MAN (CH-2) switch F: AUDIO LEVEL (CH-1) dial Use the following procedure if using a J: AUDIO LEVEL (CH-2) dial microphone or external audio device. Recording sound from the Select the audio input source.
Audio setup (Continued) • If [INPUT CH SELECT] is set to [INPUT1/INPUT1] in the [XLR SET] Connect the Multi Interface Shoe menu, the audio input on the INPUT1 compatible microphone (sold jack is recorded to both CH-1 and CH- separately) to the Multi Interface Shoe.
Useful functions Selecting suitable settings Press the V/v/B/b/SET button B, automatically (auto mode select [AUTO], [INTELLIGENT AUTO], or [SCENE SELECTION], setting) and press the button again. You can make optimal recordings in various situations. b Note • When you select [INTELLIGENT AUTO], [STEADYSHOT] is set to [ACTIVE], and the angle of view shifts 1.08 times toward the telephoto side.
Useful functions (Continued) Setting values Recording conditions Press the FULL AUTO button to Shoots distant subjects set auto mode on. clearly. This setting also prevents your camcorder The FULL AUTO button lamp turns on. Landscape* from focusing on any ([LANDSCAPE]) glass or mesh in windows between the Press the ASSIGN3/LOW LUX...
Customizing the picture quality Select (CAMERA SET) t (Picture profile) [PICTURE PROFILE] t the desired picture profile number You can customize the picture quality by using the V/v/B/b/SET button, adjusting picture profile items such as then press the button again. [GAMMA] and [DETAIL].
Useful functions (Continued) 6 Press the V/v/B/b/SET button, select [OK], then press the button again. The picture profile indicator is displayed.
BLACK LEVEL To set the black level. Item Description and settings Sets the black level. –15 to +15 GAMMA To select a gamma curve. Item Description and settings [STANDARD] Standard gamma curve [STILL] Gamma curve to create the tone of a still image. [CINEMATONE1] Gamma curve 1 for producing tone of film camera images [CINEMATONE2]...
Useful functions (Continued) KNEE To set knee point and slope for video signal compression to prevent over-exposure by limiting signals in high intensity areas of the subject to the dynamic range of your camcorder. When selecting [STANDARD] or [STILL] in [GAMMA], [KNEE] is set to off if [MODE] is set to [AUTO].
SATURATION To set the color level. Item Description and settings –32 (light) to +32 (dark) COLOR PHASE To set the color phase. Item Description and settings –7 (greenish) to +7 (reddish) COLOR DEPTH To set the color depth for each color phase. This function is more effective for chromatic colors and less effective for achromatic colors.
Useful functions (Continued) Item Description and settings MEMORY1 COLOR Sets colors stored in Memory 1. [PHASE]: Sets color phase. 0 (purple) to 8 (red) to 16 (yellow) to 24 (green) to 31 (blue) [PHASE RANGE]: Sets color phase range. 0 (no color selection), 1 (narrow: to select only a single color) to 31 (wide: to select multiple colors in similar color phase) [SATURATION]: Sets saturation.
WB SHIFT To set items for the white balance shift. Items you can adjust differ depending on the filter type. Item Description and settings [FILTER TYPE] Selects a color filter type for the white balance shift. [LB-CC] : Film type (color conversion and correction) [R-B] : Video type (correction of R and B levels) [LB[COLOR TEMP]]...
Useful functions (Continued) COPY Setting the time code To copy the settings of the picture profile to 1 Press the MENU button, press the V/v/ another picture profile number. B/b/SET button and select (TC/ RESET UB SET) t [TC PRESET], then press the button again.
4 Set other digits by repeating step 3. 50i models 5 Press the V/v/B/b/SET button, select REC FORMAT FRAME [OK], then press the button again. RATE 1080/25p 1080/50p 50% slow 100% To reset the user bits (standard) Select [RESET] in step 2 of “Setting the 100% 200% quick user bits”...
Useful functions (Continued) press the button to stop recording. Do not Recording in Slow & Quick Motion operate your camcorder while the [REC] indicator is flashing on the screen, and wait till it mode turns to [STBY]. 1 Press the V/v/B/b/SET button B to •...
• You cannot use the Slow & Quick Motion function with XAVC S HD or DV. • You cannot use the Slow & Quick Motion function when FULL AUTO is turned on. Reviewing the most recently recorded scene (Last Scene Review) You can review the most recently recorded scene on the LCD screen.
Assigning functions to the ASSIGN buttons Some functions can be assigned to the • DATA CODE (p. 87) ASSIGN buttons. • TC/UB DISPLAY (p. 88) You can assign a single function to each of • STATUS CHECK (p. 64) the ASSIGN1 to 5 buttons. •...
Press the MENU button A. Select (OTHERS) t [ASSIGN BUTTON] with the V/v/B/b/SET button B. Press the V/v/B/b/SET button B, select the ASSIGN button that you want to set, then press the ASSIGN1 to 3 button again. buttons Press the V/v/B/b/SET button B, select the function that you want to assign, then press the button again.
Playback Playback THUMBNAIL button Playing back movies Open the LCD panel.
Press the THUMBNAIL button. The thumbnail screen appears after a few seconds. Recording media Playback mode Previous Thumbnail (movie) Next Current movie data (p. 61) •You can turn on or off the date and time display on the thumbnails by pressing the DISPLAY button. Play back movies.
Playback (Continued) F Time code of recording started Time code will not be displayed correctly when you play back recording media with no time code, or recording media with time code that your camcorder does not support. G DOLBY DIGITAL recording Displayed when audio is recorded in Dolby Digital format.
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder Displaying recording data (Data code) You can display information, including date, time and camera data automatically stored during recording on the screen during playback. Select (DISPLAY SET) t DATA CODE and choose the data that you want to display, or press the ASSIGN button to which the DATA CODE function is assigned, during...
Changing/checking the settings in your camcorder (Continued) F Camera shake correction (Steady Shot) • Battery Info You can check the remaining capacity of the attached battery. b Note • When you play back the memory card on other devices, the camera data may be displayed incorrectly.
Connecting to a monitor or a TV Playback image quality depends on the type of monitor or TV, or the jacks used to make the connection. Monitor/TV To video input jack Video cable (sold separately) To audio input jack Audio cable (sold separately) To HDMI input jack...
[24p OUTPUT] setting in [VIDEO OUT], as shown below. Output resolution 24p OUTPUT HDMI OUT 1080/24p 1080/60p b Notes • It is recommended that you use an authorized cable with HDMI logo or a Sony HDMI cable.
• Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorder, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the movies. • Images and sounds may not be reproduced correctly on some monitors or TVs. • Do not connect the output jacks of the camcorder with the output jacks of the monitor or TV. A malfunction may be caused.
Editing Protecting movies Dividing a movie (Protect) You can divide a movie at a designated Protect movies to avoid deleting them by point. mistake. Press the MENU button while Press the MENU button when the playing back movies. thumbnail screen is displayed. Press the V/v/B/b/SET button, Press the V/v/B/b/SET button, then select...
Deleting movies You can free media space by deleting movies from recording media. Select b Notes • You cannot restore images once they are deleted. • Do not remove the battery pack, the AC Adaptor or the recording media from your camcorder during the operation.
Formatting recording Deleting all data from media the memory card completely Formatting deletes data from the recording media to recover recordable free space. If a memory card is used repeatedly, b Notes garbage data accumulate which may prevent the image data from being written •...
Repairing the image database file This function checks the database Select [Empty] t information and the consistency of movies on the recording media, and repairs any inconsistencies found. b Note b Notes • Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall •...
Using the Menu Operating the menu You can change various settings or make detailed adjustments using the menu items Press the V/v/B/b/SET button, displayed on the LCD screen. select the desired menu icon, then press the button again. MENU button CAMERA SET (p.
Press the MENU button to hide the menu screen. To return to the previous screen, select RETURN]. b Notes • The available menu items vary depending on the context of your camcorder during recording or playback. • Items and setting values not available due to other settings, are grayed out.
Menu items The function and setting value of each menu item are as follows. The default settings are marked with B. AUTO MODE SET BAUTO, INTELLIGENT AUTO, (CAMERA SET) (p. 77) SCENE SELECTION AGC LIMIT BOFF, 24dB to 0dB SCENE SELECTION NIGHT SCENE, SUNRISE &...
REC BUTTON SETTING (REC/OUT SET) (p. 80) BREC BUTTON: REC SET FILE FORMAT , HANDLE XAVC S HD, REC BUTTON: BAVCHD /REC REC FORMAT BUTTON: XAVC S HD HANDLE REC 60i models: BUTTON: /REC 1080/60p 50Mbps, BUTTON: 1080/30p 50Mbps, HANDLE REC 1080/24p 50Mbps, BUTTON: 50i models:...
Menu items (Continued) INT MIC SET INT MIC SENS MARKER ON/OFF BNORMAL, HIGH BOFF, ON INT MIC WIND CENTER BOFF, ON BON, OFF XLR SET INPUT CH SELECT ASPECT INPUT1/INPUT1, BOFF, 4:3, 13:9, BINPUT1/INPUT2 14:9, 15:9, 1.66:1, XLR AGC LINK 1.85:1, 2.35:1 BSEPARATE, SAFETY ZONE...
(CAMERA SET) menu Settings to adjust your camcorder to the recording conditions ( STEADYSHOT, (OTHERS) (p. 90) etc.) STATUS CHECK CAMERA PROFILE MEMORY CARD A, MEMORY CARD B The default settings are marked with B. See page 72 for details on selecting ASSIGN BUTTON ASSIGN1, ASSIGN2, ASSIGN3, ASSIGN4,...
(CAMERA SET) menu (Continued) WB SET ZOOM SET ZOOM TYPE See page 41. B OPTICAL ZOOM ONLY AE SHIFT Uses only optical zoom. You can zoom up to 12×. ON/OFF ON[CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM] B OFF You can use the clear image zoom in Does not use the AE SHIFT function.
ACTIVE ( Uses Steady Shot with more powerful Automatically corrects for backlighting. effect. FACE DETECTION OFF ( Does not use SteadyShot. See page 34. This setting is recommended when you use a tripod. VIDEO LIGHT b Note This sets the lighting method for a video •...
(REC/OUT SET) (CAMERA SET) menu (Continued) menu Recording settings, input and output COLOR BAR settings (REC SET/VIDEO OUT, etc.) ON/OFF B OFF The default settings are marked with B. See page 72 for details on selecting Does not display color bars. menu items.
DOWN CONVERT TYPE VIDEO OUT You can select a down convert type when you down-covert video signal. HDMI Use this function for outputting movies You can select the resolution of the output recorded in 16:9. signal from the HDMI jacks. B SQUEEZE 60i models: Outputs a horizontally compressed image...
(AUDIO SET) menu (REC/OUT SET) menu (Continued) Settings for the audio recording (AVCHD AUDIO FORMAT, etc.) HDMI TC OUTPUT You can set whether to output time code to other professional-use devices, using The default settings are marked with B. HDMI. See page 72 for details on selecting menu items.
XLR AGC LINK INT MIC SET Links/unlinks the AGC (Auto Gain Control) of CH-1 and CH-2 when using an external INT MIC SENS microphone. You can set the audio recording sensitivity of the internal microphone. B SEPARATE Unlinks AGC (CH-1 and CH-2 are B NORMAL recorded with separate AGC).
(DISPLAY SET) (AUDIO SET) menu (Continued) menu INPUT2 TRIM Display settings (MARKER/DISPLAY OUTPUT, etc.) INPUT2 WIND See the description for the corresponding functions for INPUT1. The default settings are marked with B. See page 72 for details on selecting z Tips menu items.
z Tips ZEBRA • You can focus more easily using this function in combination with the expanded focus function You can display a zebra pattern as a guide (p. 33). for adjusting brightness. • You can assign [ON/OFF] to an ASSIGN button ON/OFF (p.
(DISPLAY SET) menu (Continued) SAFETY ZONE FOCUS MAG RATIO B OFF You can set the magnification of expanded Does not display the safety zone. focus. 80%, 90% ×4.0 If you select either one, you can display markers at boundaries of display area that ×8.0 regular home TVs can display.
AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY SHUTTER DISPLAY B ON B SECOND Displays the audio level meters on the Displays the shutter display in seconds. LCD screen. DEGREE Displays the shutter display in degrees. The shutter speed equal to the period that your camcorder reads image data from the image sensor is defined as 360 degrees.
(TC/UB SET) menu (DISPLAY SET) menu (Continued) Time code settings (TC PRESET/UB PRESET/TC FORMAT, etc.) DATE/TIME The date and time are displayed. The default settings are marked with B. CAMERA DATA See page 72 for details on selecting Camera data is displayed. menu items.
z Tip UB TIME REC Drop frame B OFF Time code is based on 30 frames per second; however, gaps in the actual time occur during Does not save the actual time in the user extended periods of recording as the actual frame bit code.
(OTHERS) menu Settings while recording or other basic settings (AREA SET/BEEP, etc.) b Note • A camera profile saved on a camcorder with The default settings are marked with B. different model name, or edited on a computer See page 72 for details on selecting cannot be loaded.
SUMMERTIME REC LAMP B ON You can change this setting without stopping the clock. Set to [ON] to move the Turns on the recording lamp. time forward 1 hour. B OFF Turns off the recording lamp. Does not set summer time. z Tip •...
(OTHERS) menu (Continued) SINGLE Set to [SINGLE] if you are unable to connect using the [MULTI] setting. OPERATION TIME Displays the total hours of operation in 10- hour increments. VERSION DISPLAY Displays the current version of your camcorder. Be sure to check for firmware updates.
(OTHERS) t INITIALIZE. 3 Select This operation will reset the date, time and area settings. 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • Power sources/LCD screen/Wireless Remote Commander (p. 93) • Memory cards (p. 94) • Recording (p. 95) •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) The battery pack discharges too quickly. • Ambient temperature is too high or too low, or the battery pack has not been charged enough. This is not a malfunction. • Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, the battery may be worn-out. Replace with a new battery (p.
Images on the recording media cannot be deleted. • You can select no more than 100 images to be deleted on the edit screen. • The images are protected. Unprotect the images (p. 68). Recording The recording does not start when you press the START/STOP button. •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) There is a time difference between the point when the START/STOP button is pressed and the point that the recording movie actually starts or stops. • On your camcorder, there may be a slight time difference between the point where you press the START/STOP button and the actual point that recording movie starts/stops.
Black bands appear when you record a TV screen or computer screen. • Adjust the shutter speed (p. 39). Fine patterns flicker, diagonal lines look jagged. • Adjust [DETAIL] to the negative side (p. 53). The time code is not recorded in sequence. •...
Troubleshooting (Continued) “---” is displayed on the LCD screen. • Bars will be displayed for the camera data of the movies recorded with [COLOR BAR] set to [ON]. appears on the LCD screen. • appears when you play back movies recorded with 5.1ch surround sound. 5.1ch surround sound is down-mixed to 2ch stereo and played back on your camcorder.
Connecting to a computer The computer does not recognize the camcorder. • Disconnect the cable from the computer, then connect it again securely. • Disconnect the cable from your computer and camcorder. Reboot your computer, and connect your computer and camcorder following the steps in the correct order. Movies cannot be viewed or copied to the computer.
If the problem (Warning indicator pertaining to persists even after you have tried a couple the video light) of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The battery level is too low. C:04:ss...
However, the loading of all moves is - (Warning indicators not guaranteed. pertaining to the write-protect of the memory card)* Buffer overflow. Writing to the media • The write-protect switch is set to lock was not completed in time. position on the memory card. •...
• Use a memory card recommended for your camcorder (p. 26). • Contact your Sony dealer. Do not eject the memory card during writing. Data may be damaged. • Reinsert the memory card, and follow the instructions on the LCD screen.
Additional Information Recording time of movies Estimated time of recording and Estimated recording time of playback with each battery pack movies Approximate time available when you use a XAVC S HD fully charged battery pack. (Unit: minute) Recording time 1080 (Unit: minute) 64GB (155)
70 (70) 32GB 140 (140) 64GB 280 (280) • When using Sony memory cards. b Notes • The recording time may vary depending on the recording conditions, subjects, and [REC SET] (p. 80). • The number in ( ) is the minimum recordable time.
Using your camcorder abroad Power supply You can use your camcorder in any country/region using the AC Adaptor supplied with your camcorder within the AC 100V to 240V, 50Hz/60Hz range. Viewing on TV The following shows which countries and regions use 60i and 50i models. Countries and regions using 60i models Bahama Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile,...
Maintenance and precautions scenes where the image, angle, or brightness About the XAVC S format changes drastically. This is not a malfunction. Recording and playback on the About memory cards camcorder • A memory card formatted on a computer does Based on the XAVC S format, your not have guaranteed compatibility with your camcorder records with HD (high...
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) On image data compatibility About the “InfoLITHIUM” • Image data files recorded on a memory card by battery pack your camcorder conform to the “Design rule for Camera File system” universal standard Your camcorder operates only with an established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and “InfoLITHIUM”...
• Remove the charged battery from the AC Battery remaining Adaptor. indicator • The CHG lamp of the supplied AC Adaptor 81% to 100% flashes in 2 patterns as follows: Fast-flashing...Turns on and off rapidly at about 51% to 80% 0.15-second intervals.
How to avoid moisture condensation Care and storage of the lens When you bring your camcorder from a cold place • Wipe the surface of the lens clean with a soft into a warm place, put your camcorder in a plastic cloth in the following instances: when there are bag and seal it tightly.
Maintenance and precautions (Continued) deletion software on a computer. Also, when you dispose of the memory card, it is recommended that you destroy the actual body of the memory card. Operation is not guaranteed when using a card adaptor.
Specifications General SD image quality: DV standard compatible Power requirements Audio recording system 8.4 V DC (using AC Adaptor) XAVC S HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 7.2 V DC (using battery pack) 48 kHz Power consumption AVCHD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 While recording AVCHD using kHz/Dolby Digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz viewfinder:...
Specifications (Continued) Gamma curve INPUT1/INPUT2 jacks Selectable XLR-type 3-pin (female) (2), line/mic/ Built-in ND filter mic +48 V selectable CLEAR: Off DC input DC IN jack Remote jack Stereo mini jack (φ2.5 mm) (1) Multi Interface Shoe (1) Lens Screen Lens mount Fixed LCD screen...
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F770) Maximum output voltage 8.4 V DC Output voltage 7.2 V DC Maximum charging voltage 8.4 V DC Maximum charging current 3.0 A Capacity Typical: 31.7 Wh (4,400 mAh) Minimum: 30.0 Wh (4,200 mAh) Type Li-ion DC battery charger (BC-L1) Input rating 8.4 V DC Output rating...
Index DATE REC ......91 Date and time ... 14, 22, 23 AC Adaptor ....18, 19 Image database file....71 DELETE ......69 AE SHIFT.......78, 96 INDOOR ......41 DETAIL ....... 53 AGC LIMIT ......77 “InfoLITHIUM” battery D. EXTENDER ....78 pack ........108 AREA SET ......90 DF ........
Moisture condensation..110 REPAIR IMAGE DB Using your camcorder FILE ........71 abroad .........105 Movie........28 SAFETY ZONE ....86 VERSION DISPLAY ...92 ND filter........40 SATURATION ....51 VF BRIGHT ......88 NDF ........88 SCENE SELECTION VIDEO LIGHT.....79 NIGHTSHOT LIGHT ..79 SET........45 VIDEO OUT ......81 Number of movies ....103 Screen indicators ....
Trademarks Notes on the License • “NXCAM” logo is a trademark of Sony THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE Corporation. AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF A CONSUMER OR • “XAVC S HD” and are registered OTHER USES IN WHICH IT DOES NOT trademarks of Sony Corporation.
GPL/LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. http://oss.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your product.